Ryanair lost a legal challenge in the High Court on Wednesday to block the strike, which has been caused by there being an ongoing dispute fuelled by disagreements in pay and working conditions.
Despite this, Ryanair has stated that it will try its hardest to minimise the disruption caused by the strike for the passengers, whilst also stating that it will be able to continue running its “full schedule of flights”.
However, the airline did not refrain from hinting that there could be some delays in the process, with it needing to draft in pilots from other parts of Europe in order to meet the massive amounts of demand of the summer period.
Ryanair has also told its customers that they will be informed of any changes to their flights through email or else through a text message. The airline stated that “If you have not received any SMS or email from us, your flight is scheduled to operate.” Apart from this, customers are also able to check the airline’s official website.
As the summer holidays come to a close, The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa), announced a 48-hour walkout, which will hinder the airline’s performance by a great deal.
Whilst Ryanair won a legal challenge on Wednesday in order to stop its Ireland-based pilots from striking, there are still plenty of pilots from the United Kingdom that are keen on striking.
These strikes come after Ryanair pilots from both the United Kingdom and Ireland voted to strike over pay and conditions in early August, with Balpa then confirming that two strikes will be held, one from 22-23 August, and another strike from 2-4 September.
However, Ryanair then proceeded to take the matter to the courts in London and Dublin, in order to try and block the industrial action, which has resulted in Balpa accusing Ryanair of making use of “bully boy” tactics in order to get their way.
Such strikes will affect a number of flights to and from Malta that are operated by Ryanair.